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Park Road Pools and Fitness

Park Road Pools and Fitness

The outdoor Lido is fun! If you are not feeling brave, there are indoor pools too and fitness classes. This is a great leisure centre to take all of the family, with a children's soft play area, children's yoga and martial arts classes.

The John Baird

The John Baird

Real ales, a beer garden and quiz nights on a Thursday and Sunday are why I love going to this local boozer!

W. Martyn

W. Martyn

A real Muswell Hill institution, this tea and coffee retailer has been in business since 1897 selling their own brand products!

Cilicia

Cilicia

Amazing quality and cheap Mediterranean/Cypriot food. The lamb parcels and breakfasts are yummy!

The Laboratory Spa & Health Club

The Laboratory Spa & Health Club

A beautiful, airy, bright gym with a spa and a fresh water swimming pool, which means no stinging eyes and great for children! They also put on excellent exercise classes too and there's no minimum contract.

The Scullery Cookshop

The Scullery Cookshop

Any cooks dream, this shop stocks everything from everyday items to the more obscure things the recipe books demand!

Walter Purkis & Sons

Walter Purkis & Sons

This family-run fishmongers sells high-quality fish at a great price. I always pop down on a Saturday to pick up something fresh for dinner...

The Flower Seller

The Flower Seller

This local florist is the perfect place to pick up flowers for that special someone in your life...

Ginger & Mint

Ginger & Mint

This healthy café and juice bar is the place to go if you're looking for a guilt-free treat. The juices are delicious and a real pick-me-up if you're having a long day at work.

Kiss the Sky

Kiss the Sky

This bar is the perfect destination for after-work drinks. They have happy hour deals every single day and a quiz on a Monday that's always good fun.

Chriskitch

Chriskitch

A very cosy and cute little café in Muswell Hill. They make very tasty salads and freshly baked homemade cakes that everyone will fall in love with. It's definitely a great place to go for brunch or just a nice cup of tea!

Chooks

Chooks

A delicious American-style restaurant serving mouth-watering chicken dishes. The buttermilk chicken made using their secret recipe is awesome!

The Haberdashery

The Haberdashery

Beautiful, vintage-style café. Great for brunch.

Alexandra Park

Alexandra Park

Boating lake, golf course, deer sanctuary - this park has it all!

Feast on the Hill

Feast on the Hill

From a full English breakfast to a ribeye steak in the evening, this restaurant keeps us locals smiling all through the day.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Muswell Hill, Crouch End, Highgate, Hornsey, Bounds Green, Archway, Wood Green, Harringay, Dartmouth Park and Friern Barnet

"The tradition of "Swearing on the Horns" originated in the pubs around Highgate and involved swearing under 'oath' the commitment to the merriment and debauchery that would ensue, followed by the kissing of a pair of animal horns or a pretty woman."

When you work in Muswell Hill, sometime's it's easy to take views like these for granted...

Mumzad Soobhany

I love popping out at lunch time to see what Muswell Hill has to offer!

Mumzad Soobhany

Not only is Alexandra Palace an extraordinary sight, the views from its hilltop position are also exceptional...

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Home Tutors

Home Tutors
Our excellent reputation comes from - Choosing the right tutor for your child's specific needs. Providing professional, caring tutors committed to offering quality lessons in pupils' homes across London. Website

Theatrebugs Mother and Toddler Groups

Friends Meeting House
From 12 months turning 5 years, classes are crammed with story, music, song, bubble time, puppets, imaginary journeys and fingerplay. Website

Mini Mozart- Concert and Class for Babies

The Friends House
The idea of Mini Mozart is to get children actually listening, not just hearing. Children interact with live musicians in a way that is impossible with recorded music. Website

Challenge Playgroup

St James Church
The Challenge Playgroup runs on Friday mornings in St. James' Church Hall, Muswell Hill. The happy noises of children playing are like those of hundreds of playgroups around the country. But this playgroup is special. It is run for children with additional needs; for their siblings, parents, carers and grandparents too. Parents are welcome without their child too, if they attend nursery or school on that day.In a quiet haven next door to the designated play area is a sanctuary of fresh flowers, bean bags-and absolute quiet-parents can sit in here and read a newspaper or magazine, retreat into their own thoughts or even have a massage most weeks, whilst a CRB checked volunteer plays with their child next door. The playgroup is completely free of charge. Website

Al's Little Singers

The Clissold Arms
Join Al and her guitar every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9.30am for a 9.45am start, and 10.30am for a 10.45am start, for singing, percussion and bubbles. Classes last 40 minutes. Suitable for children up to four years old. Runs during the school holidays too. Website

Bumps and Babies - New Host Roberta Starts 16th October 2014 - Thurs 3-4pm

The Woodman
Bumps and Babies is an opportunity for new or expecting mums (and dads!) to come and meet other parents in the area for a cup of coffee and a chat. It can also give you a chance to discuss any problems and hopefully solutions too! We meet in the Sol Room and there are baby changing facilities available. Please contact highgate@haringeynct.org for further information. Website

Toddler Group at Methodist Church

Methodist Church
A lively pick-and-mix group for parents, carers and children under 3. Create your own programme from a variety of activities in different rooms, timed sessions of songs & rhymes, story time with activities. Refreshments for adults & children. Website

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